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Chattanooga restaurant owner says he won't show NFL games after anthem protests

Baxter's owner Matthew Wolcott says kneeling during the national anthem disrespects American veterans. (Image: WTVC)

A Hixson restaurant owner says he will no longer show NFL games until players start standing again during the national anthem.

Following comments made by President Trump at an Alabama rally last week that players who don't stand should be fired, hundreds of NFL players chose not to stand during this weekend's games.

Baxter's owner Matthew Wolcott says those actions disrespect American veterans.

β€œIt was a thing I had to do to be able to look my kids in the eye and say this is who you need to respect, and I want to bring my kids up too respecting these individuals because they really are the reason that we have these freedoms and I'm able to chase the American dream,” Wolcott told us.

Wolcott says he supports NFL players standing up for equality, and says he just wants them to find another way to express it instead of not standing during the national anthem.



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